6. May 2020 | Press release
DPD supports Swiss SMEs with express deliveries and offers protective masks to start-ups
Buchs, 6 May 2020 - DPD Switzerland offers 5,000 protective masks to start-ups in Switzerland and delivers masks to SMEs in vehicles with specific signage.
Since April 24th, many SMEs can reopen their doors. However, many companies - garden centers, hairdressers, dentist or physiotherapy offices... - don’t have the necessary protective masks for staff and customers.
Express delivery of protective masks to SMEs
To support small- and medium-sized enterprises, DeinDeal.ch, in collaboration with 3M group, sells three million protective masks to SMEs. These masks have been delivered directly to companies since last Thursday. For this purpose, DPD provides six delivery vehicles with specific signage and reserves a dedicated delivery fleet for DeinDeal.ch: masks are delivered directly to SMEs from warehouses, and companies receive them no later than the day after their order.
Protective masks for Swiss start-ups
Since 2016, DPD has been a partner of Venturelab and sponsor of the Swiss Startup Champions. DPD supports Swiss start-ups by sponsoring the roadshow in Silicon Valley, where innovative entrepreneurs can meet leading investors and potential customers. The start-ups founders and CEOs also benefit from mentoring and increase their leadership know-how. As part of this partnership, DPD is offering 5,000 FFP2 masks to Venturelab. These masks are distributed to start-ups specializing in advanced technologies that need masks to be able to keep working.
"It’s our responsibility not only to ensure basic supply, but also to support start-ups and SMEs in Switzerland. We give pride of place to the idea of partnership, that’s why we support our customers and partners as soon as we can"
says Tilmann Schultze, CEO of DPD Switzerland.
About DPD Switzerland
DPD Switzerland is one of the largest private providers of parcel and express transport in Switzerland. With 900 employees and drivers, the company delivers more than 19 million parcels a year to private or commercial customers. In addition to its head office in Buchs (ZH), DPD is present in eleven sites in Switzerland and border regions. DPD Switzerland belongs to DPDgroup.